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Pu-Quà, Flute-Seller

Pu-Quà. A Flute-Seller. / Un Marchand de Flûte. He carries his wares in a double bag over his right shoulder while he plays one himself to attract customers. Colored stipple by J. Dadley (fl. before 1797 – after 1803). 1799. Inscribed: Pu-Quà, Cantòn, Delin. / Dadley, London, Sculpt. 13¾ × 10 in (34.8 × 25.4 cm).

From Lipperheide Le 17. – With explanation sheet in English-French parallel text. – Two sides trimmed to platemark, but unessential for much white plate margin. – On large strong paper.

“ The flutes used in China are about two feet and a half in length, and have twelve holes. They are made of a species of bamboo, and produce a soft, pleasing sound. ”

Offer no. 14,609 / EUR  118. (c. US$ 136.) + shipping

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